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Sep 4, 2012 1:00am PDT
. sylvia hall took a look at exactly what that means. >> reporter: in this baltimore lab, dr. curt civin researches leukemia in search of a cure. it's hardly a political job, but these days, he's keeping a close eye on the federal budget. you see the sequester-- the severe spending cuts headed our way in january-- could affect him. if it takes affect, it will cut more than $2 billion from the national institutes of health. dr. civin and researchers like him depend on grants from the institutes for funding. >> it's tough enough to cure cancer. tough battle. going to take a long time. to cut the funding, to have unevenness, to take a project all the way, and then say well, we can't scale this up the way we should, or even maintain it the way we should? how can we do that. and it's not good for us. >> reporter: dr. civin says labs across the country may have to lay people off if their grants are defunded or reduced. eventually, that could lead to less research and fewer cures. he's especially worried about young scientists. some of them have new- potentially breakthrough- ideas, but might s
Sep 27, 2012 6:00pm PDT
officiating crews return to work tonight for a game between the cleveland browns and baltimore ravens. more now with mike pesca of npr, who's been covering the story and joins me from new york. well, mike, this was obviously not your usual labor struggle. how much did the public outcry really force the issue in the end? >> well, we just heard goodell saying it didn't, but it had to have provided leverage. here's why i think it worked or why that touchdown/interception was a major factor. it provided a cost to the whole discussion. because throughout it, the "we blame roger goodell" or "football fans blame roger goodell" but it was the owners pushing roger goodell not to settle with the officials and they could always claim "why do we have to settle with officials? they don't affect the bottom line? no one watches the game to watch a referee, they say, and maybe it's true when there's a lockout or labor strike with a factory you can always do the math and figure out how much it's costing you. so in this case the owners maybe didn't have a cost. but what that touchdown did, what
Sep 12, 2012 5:00am PDT
to prove it scientifically. he's part of a major new study at the baltimore v.a. and the university of maryland. >> your heart rate was wonderful. >> narrator: and oddly enough, dr. lisa shulman says it's one of the first times the impact of exercise on parkinson's has been evaluated. >> maybe there's been a cultural perspective that has embraced pharmaceutical and surgical approaches, and has considered lifestyle changes to be very soft and not as worthy of study. any pain in your legs or your arms or anything? >> no. >> okay, great job. but it's not at all hard for me to imagine that the results of a properly designed exercise program are going to be more effective than many of the medications we have now. >> here we go, we're starting you up. >> that's all right, i'm starting you off. >> narrator: if time on the treadmill is as important as the pills you take, it may be because exercise increases something called growth factors, proteins that scientists think are essential to support the brain. >> when your dopamine neurons grow very early on in development they require growth fa
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